visit South Australia
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From the outback to the coast and everywhere in between, get closer to the real South Australia in our diverse regions.
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Before you plan your visit to Australia, do you know how big Australia is? We thought we'd share this graphic to show the incredible vastness of our land.
a little ABOUT SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The population of South Australia in 2020 was 1.771 million, while Adelaide was 1.306 million.
Melbourne - 727 kms (454 miles, our much closest capital city)
Sydney - 1375 kms (859 miles)
Hobart - 1438 kms (899 miles)
Canberra - 1159 kms (724 miles)
Brisbane - 2006 kms (1254 miles)
Darwin - 3030 kms (1894 miles)
Perth - 2696 kms (1684 miles)
The largest cattle station (or ranch) in the world is Anna Creek in South Australia at 23,677 square kms or 5,850,000 acres. Yes that's right over 5 million acres!
South Australia has Daylight Savings hours that generally begin in October each year and end in April the following year. When Daylight Savings begins, clocks are moved forward 1 hour and then back 1 hour when it ends.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE
South Australia has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Generally speaking, it is hotter to the north in the Flinders Ranges, and cooler further south, on Kangaroo Island.
It has an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84.2°F) in Summer and 15 - 16°C (59 - 60.8°F) in Winter.
SUMMER (December – February)
During Summer, average temperatures range from 16.7 - 28.6°C (62 - 83.5°F) and rainfall is sparse. Occasionally temperatures can soar to 40°C (104°F). Adelaide enjoys the lowest humidity of any Australian city.
AUTUMN (March – May)
In Autumn, the weather is pleasant with average temperatures between 12.7 - 22.7°C (55 - 73°F) and very little rainfall. The city and countryside take on a red, orange and golden hue.
WINTER (June – August)
In Winter, average temperatures drop to between 8 - 16°C (46.5 - 60.8°F), and frosts are common in the nearby Adelaide Hills. June is the wettest month, averaging around 80 mm (3.1 inches), however Adelaide is the driest of all the Australian capitals.
SPRING (September – November)
Spring sees weather warm up with average temperatures between 11.8 - 22°C (53.2 - 71.6°F). Rainfall is low but evenings can be quite brisk as temperatures drop quickly.